Oct 26, 2011 7:37am
Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library
Al Jazeera has received prestigious awards from organisations across the globe. The Network has been honoured for overall excellence in achieving our mission, in addition to praise for Al Jazeera’s individual reporters and their work. Below are some highlights of the awards and nominations received by the Network over the past years.
• The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences , Nominated for Emmy award in News Category
• Freesat Award, Best News Channel of the Year
• Royal Television Society Nomination, News Channel of the Year
• Monte-Carlo TV Festival, "Best Television News Item" for Al Jazeera English special programme "Mexico in the Crossfire"
• Amnesty International Award, International Television and Radio Award for AJE’s programme People and Power
• CONCENTRA Award for Breaking News for Casey Kauffman’s piece "Baby Feras"
• The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences , Nominated for Emmy awards in both the News and Current Affairs categories for the second successive year.
• CONCENTRA Award for Breaking News for "Up the Irrawaddy Delta" following Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar
• International Digital EMMY Award nominee Non-Fiction for Al Jazeera English News US Election Special
• Foreign Press Association, (FPA), "News Story of the Year by a Full member of the FPA" Jonah Hull for "Russia-Georgia War"
• Association of International Broadcasters, (AIB), "Editors Award", to Sami Al Haj for the suffering endured and courage shown as a result of bringing news to the world
• Amnesty International Media Awards, "Best International TV Documentary" for Tony Birtley's "The Lost Tribe - Secret Army of the CIA"
• Monte-Carlo TV Festival, "Golden Nymph Award - Best 24 Hour News Programme" featuring the Gaza Siege
• CONCENTRA Award, "Breaking News" for Tony Birtley’s "Inside Myanmar-The Crackdown"
• Royal Television Society Journalism Awards, "RTS Young Journalist of the Year" for Hamish Macdonald
• Asian Television Awards, "Best Current Affairs Programme" for Tony Birtley’s "Inside Myanmar - The Crackdown"
• YouTube European Partners Awards, "Community Champion Award" to Al Jazeera Network
• Pan Arab WebAwards' Golden Award for "Best Arabic Website for Media and Communications" for aljazeera.net
• Asian Television Awards, "Best News Report" for Kylie Grey’s "Agent Orange"
• Association of International Broadcasters (AIB), "Editors Award" for the programme "Everywoman"
Being a globally oriented media service, Al Jazeera shall adopt the following code of ethics in pursuance of the vision and mission it has set for itself:
1. Adhere to the journalistic values of honesty, courage, fairness, balance, independence, credibility and diversity, giving no priority to commercial or political over professional consideration.
2. Endeavour to get to the truth and declare it in our dispatches, programmes and news bulletins unequivocally in a manner which leaves no doubt about its validity and accuracy.
3. Treat our audiences with due respect and address every issue or story with due attention to present a clear, factual and accurate picture while giving full consideration to the feelings of victims of crime, war, persecution and disaster, their relatives and our viewers, and to individual privacies and public decorum.
4. Welcome fair and honest media competition without allowing it to affect adversely our standards of performance and thereby having a “scoop” would not become an end in itself.
5. Present the diverse points of view and opinions without bias and partiality.
6. Recognise diversity in human societies with all their races, cultures and beliefs and their values and intrinsic individualities so as to present unbiased and faithful reflection of them.
7. Acknowledge a mistake when it occurs, promptly correct it and ensure it does not recur.
8. Observe transparency in dealing with the news and its sources while adhering to the internationally established practices concerning the rights of these sources.
9. Distinguish between news material, opinion and analysis to avoid the snares of speculation and propaganda.
10. Stand by colleagues in the profession and give them support when required, particularly in the light of the acts of aggression and harassment to which journalists are subjected at times. Cooperate with Arab and international journalistic unions and associations to defend freedom of the press.